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Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ...

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EAGLE
Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ...

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Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ...

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ...

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ...

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ...

Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ...

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BROWN
Gertrude Trudy Brown, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Lander. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial ...

New warden at women's prison

LUSK -- Virginia Pullen has taken over as the new warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk. She began the job last week.
Pullen is a 29-year veteran of the ...

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Second teen pleads guilty in killing
GREEN RIVER -- A second Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old boy last year.
Jose Antonio ...

SEATTLE -- The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal ...

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ...

CWC planning full study of jobs and pay compared with compensation elsewhere

Employees at Central Wyoming College have voted to move forward with a comprehensive study of salaries and job classifications at the school.
The staff met ...

Charges reduced in Sinks Canyon shooting

Prosecutors have reached a new plea agreement in the case of a Jan. 31 shooting in Sinks Canyon. On Sept. 18, District Court Judge Marvin L. Tyler rejected the ...

The odd circumstance will leave two vacancies at the start of 2014.

While the Riverton City Council congratulated departing council member Eric ...

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Court to hear wolf delisting
CHEYENNE --A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is set to hear arguments from environmental groups challenging the U.S. ...

HELENA, Mont. --The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is two times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the ...

Wyoming Association of Municipalities names new director

CASPER --The Wyoming Association of Municipalities has hired a new executive director.
The association has hired Shelley Simonton to succeed George Parks. He ...

Man sentenced in crash that killed teens

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. --A Wyoming judge on Monday sentenced a Cheyenne man to up to 60 years in prison for a fatal crash in January that killed two Scottsbluff, ...

False claim of assault leads to arrest of city man

A Riverton man was arrested Thursday after he called law enforcement to make a false claim about an assault.
Nathon Brewer, 39, of Riverton, reported the ...

 
 

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